Wolfgang Reitzle

Senior Advisor

Prof. Dr. Reitzle is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Linde AG and former Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Linde AG. He became the Chairman of the Board of Linde plc in October 2018.

Prof. Dr. Reitzle began his career at BMW, where in 1987 he was appointed a regular member of the Executive Board, responsible for research and development.  In 1999, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Premier Automotive Group and Vice President of United States car manufacturer, Ford.  In 2002, he joined the Executive Committee of Linde AG, a world-leading gases and engineering company, and was named Chief Executive Officer in 2003.

Prof. Dr. Reitzle is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Continental AG, Hannover; Member of the Supervisory Board of Axel Springer SE, Berlin; and Member of the Administrative Board of Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Liechtenstein.

Prof. Dr. Reitzle studied engineering and economics at the Technical University of Munich, Germany and holds a degree and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering.